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Jan 10, 2010 11:15pm EST
united states to nothing to prevent to the partition of the arab lands or those countries empires nor did american come to the assistance of the arab world when the united states returned after the second world war it was a dominant power to subordinate the middle east with priorities but with the election of barack obama united states seem to be on the threshold of a new era of positive and engagement and i have come here he told his audience to seek a new beginning between the united states and moslems around the world based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. he spoke of years of mistrust and of the needs to say openly of the things that we say in our hearts. there must be a sustained effort to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek common ground. this language of mutual respect and understanding represented a total reversal of policies to the white house. gone was the language of the war on terror obamacare had requested staffers gone was the ambiguity over torture that had undermined americans' moral authority of human-rights from the very beginning of hi
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Jan 23, 2010 12:00pm EST
is something that i think, if and when, relations between the united states and cuba become much more amicable, or relations are restored, i would like to see this to be considered as a way in which guantanamo could be used. because earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, this is a very busy seismic area, the caribbean. there are disasters that occur throughout the region almost every year. okay. i called this talk sort of my boys of discovery. i'll tell you how this became a research topic of mine, because when i first decided to write about guantanamo, it was 2003, and there was practically nothing written about the history of guantanamo. and at that time and had not achieved the infamous reputation that it has subsequently acquired as an interrogation and detention center for suspected international terrorists are well, i had written the paper about the good neighbor policy that i want to get published, and it mention guantanamo in passing. and one of the outside readers who hated my essay, asked rhetorically, how would mr. schwab deal about it if cuba had a major military base on u.
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Jan 14, 2010 2:00am EST
pleased that the obama administration prioritized the united states and china's security relationship and encouraged by the joint statement that raumted from the president's recent visit to china. i welcome the administration's efforts to increase u.s. and china relations and cooperation in areas of common interests ranging from counterterrorism and nonproliferation to energy security. we must work together with china for the settlement of conflicts and reduction of retentions that contribute to global and regional instact including denuclearization of korean peninsula and the situation in south asia. i particular welcome the administration's support for increasing military to military contacts i've long viewed contacts is essential. it builds trust, promotes understanding, prevents conflicts and it fosters cooperation, and given my own visits to china in recent years i know how important these relationships are. looking back at u.s./china security cooperation under the previous administration, there are positive steps, but there's still much progress to be reeved. in the new administrati
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Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
robert willard, commander of the united states pacific command. honorable chip gregson, assistant secretary of defense for asian and pacific security affairs, and david shear deputy assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs, and we welcome you gentlemen to the first hearing before this committee. we're sort of pleased that you could join us today and testify on recent security developments, involving the country of china. also, wish to welcome admiral willard's wife, donna, who is seeded behind the good admiral. and we welcome you. is the admiral missteps of that, why, you just whisper in his hair and you help them out. welcome. this is a very important and very timely hearing. it's interesting to note that just this morning, press reports indicate that google is contemplating pulling out of china, which we may discuss a bit in our hearing. now stress for some time the critical significance of developments in china to our national security. in recent years while we have been focused on events in the middle east, and south asia, china's influence has grown in
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
important. you have addressed it correctly. this is a challenge. one the hallmarks of the united states military is we grow and develop people. i mean i've had dozens of these interviews with people, okay, you're getting a few job. this is turning over a new leaf. this is a time to go get it. we've seen people turn their lives around. this is one of the great things about our institution. so clearly these are issues that the policymakers have to come to grips with. our task was put the spotlight on policies, weaknesses, gaps, that's what we have tried to do. i do believe there may be places where barriers should be retained in some way. >> and maybe for some. >> for some purpose. >> maybe promotions or -- >> exactly. >> whether it's a security issue. >> exactly. but what i'm suggesting is that people who are responsible for these policy decisions know what the vital dots look like. they know where they come from. as i -- the report said and in my earlier testimony, the time has passed for us to be having the turf wars on who owns the information. >> i couldn't agree with you more. this is a majo
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Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
the united states in 1995. hen knoy's overwhelming goal was to win favorable trade deals with the united states and admission to globaled bodies like the world trade organization, bringing up unpleasant subjects like agent orange, worked against that strategy. but having detained these schools, hanoi has begun to press its demands and is demanding compensation for the suffering of its people and that has put the united states in a tough spot. not wanting to set a precedent but on the other hand recognizing vietnam is an increasingly vital military security allies and trading partner. it also raises a larger issue of what responsibility to the u.s. military has to clean up the environmental messes after the war a run. meanwhile another hidden problem with agent orange is impacting our veterans. with each passing year medical researchers are discovering many illnesses many of them major chronic diseases like parkinson's for which exposure to the agent orange turns out to be a risk factor. hundreds of thousands have been denied va care for years and is said they avoided for the signs
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 6:30am EST
to overtake that of the united states in 2027 at 4:00 in the afternoon on the 25th of december. but i wonder what you're telling us about china employs anything more than that. in other words, it's not clear that your civilization state with its tradition of tributary relations with its neighbors and yes, maybe some african countries today, have an aspiration to rule the world. could you tell us if there is, in fact, some prospect of that? that doesn't seem to be in the tradition you're describing. and therefore, why worry? >> well, i think you put your finger on a very important distinction between the chinese tradition and the western tradition. they do share, they both are civilizations which have a strong sense of university. unlike japan for example, which it never did have a. but the way that's expressed is very different. whereas the century the european tradition sought to project it at the time across the world, and i suppose the colonial tradition was the most dramatic illustration of this, the chinese tradition have to do that. and by and large, except on the territory as
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2010 11:15pm EST
that he couldn't find a single publisher in the united states to pick out his book. there was not anyone who would touch it. i think people get the impression that as long as books like if i did it by o.j. simpson can get published, anything can get published and it is not the case so tonight we are here to celebrate something very very fortunate that books like this can be published. the power of governments cannot suppress can be published by amazing press is like city lights and me can hear the voice directly of some of the greatest statesmen living in the united states today, some of the greatest intellectuals and i am proud to introduce one of them now. please welcome howard zinn. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you alex. and thank you however you are who applauded. [laughter] if you did not applaud, thanks anyway. alex is from back pages books, right here on monday street, and they are responsible for this and i want to thank them. i hope it doesn't mind my saying this, but they are a struggling little bookstore and they need support like all struggling little book
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
united states are going to continue to cooperate so as to be more effective in preventing radical islamic terrorism and prosecuting it when it arises. we shared information with secretary napolitano. and in due course, people spoke and your contributed to that debate. we also came up with an joint statement. it's a eu-u.s. statement. it's an important resolution. it's based on aviation security in particular. and you'll get that text at the end of this press conference. we mention a number of points that are dear to us all. we're talking here about the risk of terrorists, basically the same risk on both sides of the -- i think we want to protect our principals and values. our way of life. and those attacks of course by terrorism. we also share -- say that we share responsibility for fighting terrorism to ensure safety and security for our citizens. i think we all share many of these international values. we talk about a number of objectives and measures. objectives have a lot to do with aviation security. if we've learned anything from the spoiled attack over detroit is that fligh
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 8:00pm EST
confirmation hearings of judge bork for the supreme court of the united states, and september 17 when i traveled to philadelphia with the president, it was a thursday and i missed my opportunity to question judge bork. and i got that opportunity on saturday morning, and i was the only one there and had -- at least there were only a few people there and had an opportunity to question judge bork for an hour and a half. and ultimately, played a key role in the rejection of the nomination of judge bork who believed in original intent and had a very, very different view of the constitution. did not believe in due process of law. that was not part of the constitution, and he disagreed with the incorporation of the ten amendments through the due process clause to apply to the states. and that was a momentous supreme court hearing. during the years of president george h.w. bush, there were many matters of note. one that stands out was the confirmation proceeding as to justice souter, and when justice souter was up for confirmation and i participated in that as a member of the judiciary committe
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2010 3:00pm EST
1959, many things changed. khrushchev came to united states, and nikita khrushchev was my father and i am sergei khrushchev. and many interesting things there. political discussion. it was very serious talk, but also many funny things. and peter found all those funny things that he pulled them together in this book, showing how we can present the political person in the contemporary way you.and i'm trying to think at t time what i feel. and i was with my father on this trip. and for us, it was like -- for the christopher columbus discovery of america. and we discovered america for ourselves. we knew about america, but what we knew, america very different. we knew something that we learn from the 19th century america. and then this new world and we tried to find out how books, i found this book very interesting, but i just wanted detail of this book of the story, but from that aside, my first wish, was what you wrote this book. 50 years ago, visit from one leader of one country to the united states. i think there may be other leaders came here. sometimes khrushchev was eccentric. and
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
united states a cap and trade system. that process is moving forward in ways that if you had talked about it just two to three months ago, would have seemed impossible. so i'm actually -- this is obama -- so i'm actually more optimistic than i was about america being able to take leadership on the issue, joining europe which over the last several years has been ahead of us on this issue. and he was awarded a nobel peace prize. after years of politicians refusing to take action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, there is a positive shift in washington. there is legislation moving through the senate now that you just heard about and that we hope will get passed in time for the big be international meeting in copenhagen in december. in hopenhagen. [laughter] i love that. i am optimistic and more so now than ever before. this is the most important moral problem of our time, and i believe that with with your help and all of us working together that we are on our way to solving it. the political will is developing, and state by state the across the united states laws are being made to r
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Jan 16, 2010 11:00am EST
united states. the u.s. government has already announced that the mexican cartels have people in 240 cities in the united states. in other words all american cities by the drug trade is controlled by mexican drug cartels and then there are associates, this all the trucks to american gangs were other dealers might be white, black or mexican that the drug cartels have people to deliver the drugs in every part of the united states including hawaii, alaska, idaho where i'm from and puerto rico. doesn't matter. as i was amazed how pervasive the drug cartels work and el paso especially to realize my neighbors and people i knew really well of a sudden told me they were involved in the drug trade, just the extent of it is tremendous. as far as law enforcement side of what i was surprised by bus i would go to parties and meet people at the border patrol agents or the dea or something like that how often they would tell me basically they didn't agree with [alarm sounding] on drugs policy. they said look, we are losing this war. it's not a war any way because it isn't is all but battleground wi
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 1:00am EST
the last three decades. one was the discovery in the united states initially and later canada, australia, united kingdom, and thousands of nazi war criminal -- criminals had emigrated posed as innocent refugees and allowed to enter and build their lives for themselves. one was the fact ad is the stage at this point* not much was not about the very important role the collaborators had played in the implementation of the final solution. the other was the soviet union and the fall of communism that opened brand new possibilities. i actually want to start with something else that is the basis for our efforts to bring out these two just is. i would summarize for the following points. it is interesting these questions are also asked 35 years ago. not now we're for relating the principles because the suspects are in their eighties. even with suspects in the '50s and '60s, 35 years ago the question was asked this is worthwhile? should they be put on trial? so many years have passed since the crime has been committed. i answer that, first, the passage of time in no way diminishes the g
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 12:00pm EST
, is not to announce the beginning of yet another campaign for the united states senate, but rather to announce that after 35 years of representing the people of connecticut and the united states congress, i will not be a candidate for re-election this november. i want to begin these very brief remarks by expressing my deepest gratitude to the wonderful people of connecticut for the remarkable privilege of being elected eight times over the past four decades to our national assembly. you have honored me beyond words with your confidence. let me quickly add that there have been times when my positions and actions have caused some of you to question that confidence. i regret that. but it is equally important that you know that i have never wavered in my determination to do the best job for our state and our nation. i love my job as your senator. i always have, still do. however, this past year has raised some challenges that insisted i take stock of my life. over the past 12 months, i've managed four major pieces of legislation through the united states congress, served as chair and a
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 12:00am EST
arrested, engaged in or having committed terrorist acts in the united states in the last month were in communication with persons on the internet. they never met the necessarily in person but they were highly influenced by their messaging. i gave a speech about a week ago really defending strongly internet freedom but i also pointed out that the internet is a neutral tool, and increasingly we are having to face, whether it is the u.s., u.k. or yemen, the threats coming from beyond our borders that cannot be, as david said come up ginned on any event in a particular place. it is an accumulation of influences, and i think we have to look more thoughtfully at this and i think there is a role for the free media to play because we need a countermessage to young people, who for whatever reason, seek out these voices of the extremism, and i think that is something that governments need help in doing on both a technological basis and in terms of the media's narrative. >> we will definitely take another question but thank you very much indeed. [laughter] >> on tomorrow morning's washington j
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 10:00am EST
different series of waystation, from thailand, kenya, guatemala and into the united states. these were hazardous journeys. in the introduction you heard some instance there was some 17000-mile journey. one of the ships i'm going to talk about, the golden venture, had been at sea for 120 days by the time the passengers got here. they had been in a hold of the ship for 120 days. that didn't mean anything to me. i didn't give it much thought. 300 people, in a space probably if we started at the shelf there and connected to the wall over there, would be smaller than this base. for 120 days, and i was trying to find historical analogues for other big wedges. i thought what about the mayflower? that came to plymouth with all the pilgrims. in 1620, how long were they a seat? they were at sea for 60 days. and the people on the golden venture for 120. the problem is some of the ships were not seaworthy, and sometimes they would overturn. people would go into debt to pay really enormous fees in order to come here to the united states. in the 1980s, you had to pay a snakehead was $18000. by the 1
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 6:00am EST
the united states was when the worst weapons fell into the hands of the worst people. that led congress to create our commission to evaluate what is our level of preparation to avoid the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, particularly into the hands of terrorists. so it was appropriate that we started the day by giving back to the beginnings of this effort with families 9/11. our report on today comes eight years after 9/11. it comes one year after the publication of the report which was entitled world at risk, purposefully titled to indicate this is not one nation's problem, this is a global problem because it is the earth which is at risk, and one month after the failed attempt at an aviation bombing on christmas day there is some good news. the good news is particularly in the area of nuclear terrorism that the trend lines here seem to be running in the right direction. president obama has taken major steps to revitalize the non-proliferation regime and to encourage needed international cooperation. he's committed significant time and energy and resources against
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 8:30pm EST
department which oversees the work of all united states attorneys around the country. so, i am not sure that any resumes totally preparers one for the position that he holds, but i am sure that his background is as good as it is going to get in terms of really representing a model combination of experiences and background, so for those kinds of credentials that we would want to see at i.c.e. john definitely has them. as a result, i am most happy to welcome you john and i am going to give you the opportunity now to come forward to talk to us and join me in the chairs. thanks very much. [applause] >> well, good morning. i am jones morton the assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement and i want to welcome you all here and thank you for coming today to hear me speak. i am very excited to be here and to give you my perspective on i.c.e., its mission and its future. first, a very warm thanks to the migration policy institute for inviting me to come here to address you here today. i am a big believer in a thoughtful policy based analysis and we are all very fortunate to have
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 7:00am EST
we not forget what was done by the united states at guantanamo, holding people in arbitrary detention and subjecting them to abuse for so long and all the lies and distortions that surround the prison. so we want to tell the truth and tell the stories both now and both -- and to preserve those stories for the future. in addition to the book, we have also set up an archive, the guantanamo bay detention archive in connection with nyu's tenement library and seaton hall law school and the book in a sense is a beginning and through the archive we're going to continue this important process of preserving, preserving the records of guantanamo, preserving the stories so that it will always be there and people will not be able to minimize, distort or alter the truth of what happened during these last eight years at guantanamo. finally, i want to say that in this day and age and especially in the area of counterterrorism, lawyers have been vilified. you have individuals like john uze who used the law for justifying torture and illegality and you have the story of the evil perpetrated under the
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 10:00pm EST
the nasdaq than any other nation in the united states. there are more is really nasdaq companies and japanese come a canadian, british or german or anything. capitalism has not been shown to fail but to work. here in the united states there is a tremendous amount of self pity that is a encouraged by the victim would mentality. one of the things of my radio show michael medved every day we are proud to say i am not a victim. the idea of victimhood suggest this standard of living and the difficulties in choices are lower we cannot live the kind of lives are parents lived and everybody has heard this. it is nonsense. right here in the building we have done terrific work on this and i quote him extensively. if you look at any meaningful measure of living standards, the progress under capitalistic america has been dazzling and unprecedented. options available to people the extended life expectancy or opportunities for college rear at this stage where the majority of american young people in every ethnic group are pursuing some form of post high school graduation after they graduate fr
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
how we deliver primary secondary education in the united states. and that's exactly what this panel is going to be discussing. very interesting papers on exactly that point by john chubb and steve wilson. and two inspired discussants. and without further ado, let me just say the presenters have 12 minutes each, the discussants 10 minutes each and if everybody is brisk we will have time for some conversation and discussion. take it away, john chubb. >> good morning. this morning and in the first panel you heard about mostly operational savings. now we're going to switch to the topic of educational opportunities. the country for the last two years has been going through the worst recession since the great depression. and every industry has been under enormous, enormous pressure to change. education is not unique in that regard. i want to start with an example. to illustrate this. the state of hawaii, like many other -- every other state in the nation has been under enormous pressure to try to deal with its budget gaps. it came to the decision last summer that it would balance its educ
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 11:00pm EST
attacks in the united states on the homeland. my understanding is the least one of those intersects i think there were several specifically mentioned umar farouk abdulmutallab, the first two names. if you put it together with the fact this suspect's own father and not just anyone off the street as it has been stated by some in the intelligence community but a respected nigerian banker went physically to the embassy and talked to not one agency but to, the department and central intelligence agency and wasn't in missing person report. he said he was conservative his son, he's in yemen, and the nsa intercepted background. follow those meetings with written communications and telephone calls. we know that yemen is a hotbed of terrorism. apparently intelligence community didn't receive a possibility al qaeda and the arab peninsula might attack the homeland which is the story is another failure of imagination and it seems al qaeda is fixation on aviation system all of it seems to me not just in retrospect but before the effect of to have been enough to put on high alert and there certainly
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 12:00pm EST
enforcement efforts with colorado district attorney and united states attorney in colorado to ensure the cases were pursued by the most effected meaned. my office focused on enforcement by deceptive advertising on local borrowers and egregious cases. we examined the advertising of dozens loan originators for act violations. seize and assist letters went to those advertisers who were not disclosing an apr or who are disclosing inaccurate apr. by late 2006, our newspapers were full with option payment a.r.m. loan. they failed to disclose the borrowers would experience if they made over the minimum payment. they were led to believe they were buying a fixed-interest rate when only the first monthly payment was at the advertised rate. we issue subpoenas and conducted numerous depositions. the witness told us the teaser rates really quote, made the phones light up, unquote. it was clear that thousands of colorado borrowers got into the loan without knowing the true nature, the significant negative amityization that they were added and the penalties that came with the loan. a number went out of
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Jan 2, 2010 2:15pm EST
century library, which i think it's one of the architectural models of the united states and everybody should come here to see it. and i'm delighted to be back here again. now this book, which is a big fat book can be used as a doorstop if you decide not to read it. it will work that way. the title of the book comes in the statement of jefferson. he referred to the united states, jefferson being the most expansive mind and president in history. he referred to the united states and he was president as an empire of liberty, a different kind of empire is what he saw. indeed, as i said, had great visions for the growth of this united states. i've introduced this book with a little brief description of rip van winkle's -- washington irving story, rip van winkle, which i think captures some of the extraordinary changes that took place in this. in 1789 and 1815. in fact, from the revolution to the second decade of the 19th century. irving, who was conservative and conservative sensibilities, wrote the short story which i think is his most famous short story, most of you are familiar
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Jan 25, 2010 8:30am EST
turn to your own experience of the united states, and i wondered what contrast you saw in your role and in its execution and that of donald rumsfeld of the department of state. and how you would characterize your relationship with rumsfeld? >> well, first of all, i first worked with bill cohen, who is don rumsfeld's previous successor. inevitably individuals bring their own style to bear. i would say that probably initially donald was somewhat -- to use the right word suspicious perhaps of a labour government. he was a republican politician. he had been a congressman many years before. he had previously been secretary of defense. i don't think he was whole persuaded a labour government where he could be comfortable. but he had a admiration with the prime minister and we were able to do business. >> how were you able to allay his suspicions during that period? >> i think by being consistent. i think he was -- i think he was anxious to ensure that people did what they said that they were going to do. >> and did you feel you had a good line of communication with him? that you were getting
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 9:00am EST
visa waiver countries and could enter the united states without a visa. >> that is an excellent point. and it's a point that's been of great concern to the chairman and me for some time. particularly when we're looking at individuals in great britain who may have dual citizenship with pakistan and england. and maybe using one passport to travel to pakistan and then their british passport to travel to their country. i realize that's an issue of another day but it's of great concern. >> i don't consider it an issue for another day. as i said we have to learn the lessons of this case but we can't overlearn the lessons. and secretary napolitano and i have spoken previously and view the issue visa waiver and using data appropriate to detect individuals who might want to do harm to the united states is very much integrated in this equation. >> secretary napolitano, in my remaining time, let me ask you about a question that concerns me. when dhs was established in 2002, congress authorized the secretary of homeland security to assign dhs personnel to visa-issuing diplomatic posts overs
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 7:45pm EST
ringing in the united states and elsewhere and the vietnam war that was fought on the ground if the whole of the vietnam and communist, the rest would quickly follow. the so-called domino effect. as it happened the dominoes fell not in asia in the 1970's but eastern europe in 1989. we shouldn't forget either that thanks largely to the huge population of china, more than one-fifth of humanity still live under what may be regarded as communist rule. up until 1989 there were 16 communist states as i would define them. oddly there are 36 countries today which were at one time communist. that contradiction is to be explained by the fact the soviet union, one state broke up and became 15 states and czechoslovakia and yugoslavia also broke up so there'll be were 16 communist states but there were 36 countries that were communist and today there are five common is countries, china, vietnam, laos, north korea and cuba. the first three have been developing market economies on a substantial private sectors. the hybrid regimes, political economist economically not. china has been described as a
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Jan 17, 2010 9:00pm EST
never joined the communist party of the united states of america certainly is very sympathetic to the marxism and communism and he is going to suffer because of that. but for these extraordinary and provides a different genealogy of black power. people like william worthy, richardson who was the activist from cambridge maryland who really was called the leedy general of the civil rights movement who waged an unprecedented struggle in cambridge maryland and 63 and 64 to help desegregate the city, met with attorney general robert f. kennedy to sign a peace accord in the early 1960's but also goes to malcolm x's nov grassroots leadership conference in detroit where malcolm delivers his famous message to the grassroots where he lays out a secular vision of domestic national but also international global political revolution. >> host: you read malcolm x was nothing less than a civil rights era's invisible man. >> absolutely. in the terms of the way which historians view malcolm x, malcolm isn't part of that heroic work of the civil rights movement. he usually only pops up are not 1963, 64
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Jan 17, 2010 4:00pm EST
means you cannot shoot them in the united states. people can shoot them in canada and in russia and england, but you can shoot them in america. you can't bring the carcass of the polar bear you shot them roust into the united states. i met someone in the united states was on this this very trip that i'm about to tell you about. we were on the ship in the background called cappy time and those of you who side with an russian icebreaker strand in the antarctic a couple of weeks ago was the sister ship of this one. and it looks very much like this. it looks like somebody said that a block of flats on a barge. and we the cabin upon the upper deck and had a huge bridge from which we could see everything. the point of this trip, was one of the leaders of the trip. we were going to the north pole. when you travel and as part of the world nbc bears off in the distance, as i said it's usually over there you see that white and moving. that's the bear. while this is somewhat closer. we had a bear that came this close to the ship and it was right alongside the ship. this will give you an idea,
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Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
stored there at one time. as far as crossing the stuff in the united states they were arrangements. people that is u.s. custom agents and immigration officers were paid off at the international bridges. in the federales colony i told them i was just the meat of the house but they noticed i was wearing a rainy pair of converse vanishes and retorted, why are you wearing new converse? we're going to torture you with electric shocks on everything else. so they took me to jail. i was 17 at the time. and that sort of a story about how people get involved in the drug trafficking business at an early age to make money and they're exposed to these amazing circumstances, huge amounts of drugs, heavily armed people in a very dangerous lifestyle. so this is my friend. >> as a journalist and an anthropologist, i really appreciate the power of a story in this book is full of stories. which makes it extremely rich in detail. i wonder if you can tell us sort out some of the most icing findings that you gleaned from speaking both to drug traffickers and drug agents or something you didn't expect or
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Jan 18, 2010 12:00am EST
in 1941. emigres to the united states two weeks before his 11th birthday 1952. lives in the bronx. one of the only african-american students that test into the bronx science high school that is one of the most prestigious high schools. even as a high school student come he is an activist. 1960 he unrolls howard university and joins the nonviolent action group which is a affiliate of snic and becomes a free director and is arrested in mississippi and spent 49 days in the worst prison farm and he celebrates his 20th birthday in prison with civil-rights activity that is the first-ever 27 arrest but what is really important about stokely carmichael that i tried to convey a is carmichael is one of the few americans domestically who actually pleads for democracy. undergoing physical terror and violence at the hands of hate to groups and domestic terrorist like the mississippi delta and in cambridge merrill lynch to promote poaching rights in sitters and share price for all african-americans. >> host: we're getting close to the break time and i want to get into some contemporary thoughts
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Jan 17, 2010 8:00pm EST
any other nation in the united states. there are more is really nasdaq companies than japanese, than canadian and british and german than anything. it's extraordinary. capitalism hasn't been shown to fail. capitalism has been shown to work and here in the united states there is a tremendous amount of self pity this of course encouraged by the victimhood. one of the things on my radio show is the michael medved show where we are proud to say every day i am not a victim the idea of american victimhood suggests our standard of living and difficulties in our choices it's much lower. we can't live the kind of lives our parents live and it's getting worse and everyone has heard this. it is nonsense. robert wright. heritage in this building has some terrific work on this and i quote him extensively in the book. if you actually look at any meaningful measure of living standards in the united states the progress under the capitalist america particularly since 1980 has been dazzling, unprecedented. the options available to people, the extended life expectancy and for college we are now a
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Jan 7, 2010 12:00pm EST
database. is he in the united states? if he has a visa, you cancel it. if he wants to come here, that act drives the system to perhaps respond. but right now i don't think the system works. >> thank you. i'm afraid we're out of time. i'd like to thank the panel and thank the audience for coming. let me ask one more time, take a look at our web site www.mepc.org. take a look at our journal and other programs we offer. thank you for coming. [applause] [inaudible conversations] : >> senators john mccain and joe lieberman say that american drone strike just over the border in pakistan are critical in defeating terrorists in the region. this coming from "the associated press." senator lieberman saying the strikes tonight in a saving. senator mccain say they have not al qaeda and other islamic extremist organizations off-balance. he said the u.s. is working with afghanistan and pakistan to reduce civilian suffering. we will have more about u.s. policy in afghanistan, and the challenges the obama administration faces this afternoon. we will hear from richard holbrooke, u.s. special represent
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Jan 6, 2010 9:00am EST
of representatives is the greatest society of frequent flyers in the entire united states, so they obviously understood personally, in a way that, you know, not everybody would, what it's like to be an an airline and have somebody lighting up next to you, so we worked very closely with all of these groups. they mobilized their grassroots entities, they all -- who all were incredibly effective aft contacting people in their states, who then contacted their members and the tobacco industry, this is -- this issue, it happened -- took place such a long time ago, so things are very different than they are now, but the tobacco industry strongly opposed to this. members who represented tobacco industry strongly opposed this, and it was a huge struggle, and he offered the amendment on the floor, we ended up winning by a very small majority, but i think it was really good example of how, you know, one member, pretty junior member really, working with a very effective grassroots coalition, with strong ties in d.c., and also we also had a very, very good piece of scientific information that,
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Jan 30, 2010 11:30am EST
world, the united states's perspective on relations with the muslim world and where do we go from here with the muslim world? for much of the past decade since the events of 9/11 we talked a lot about the muslim world. in our media it has become part of the language of our politics. it matters a lot to us. thinking often is the united states or the muslim world are not on the right path -- not on the same page. we fought a lot about how to fix that relationship and particularly think about writing those things that are not going right. that context, that worries us more than the question of extremism. the perception that the muslim world thinks too much about conservative ideas and too permissive towards extremism and this is something that will be addressed for policy consent. much of that is quite true. extremism is an issue of paramount concern. it is a foreign policy consideration. it is the major focus of u.s. foreign policy and to that extent it is also the way in which many americans view the muslim world. but there's also a tendency that it becomes too all consuming. it becomes
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Jan 19, 2010 11:00pm EST
he decides to be the president of the united states, i voted for president obama last year and i'm very disappointed with the way this whole health care issue has been going on. first of all we need to have an open-door policy where we are making such decisions because it affects people now is making the decision but the rest of the united states public. and the way i see a senator brown defends the constitution of the united states and as a democrat, i'm going to be switching my vote when he decides to run for president. >> host: you are looking at a scene from earlier this evening, actually this is live coverage of the solution in the senator brown headquarters and we should you earlier the martha coakley headquarters where she conceded the race. president of, calling both the winner and martha coakley, the boston herald on its website and scott brown show up the hit one of the newspaper he did it. as scott brown rose to a win at boston herald donner, three by the way we will continue the conversation tomorrow morning on c-span washington journal with amy walters who will be join
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
any other nation in the united states. there are more israeli nasdaq companies in japanese, than canadian, than british, then german, then anything. it's extraordinary. capitalism has not been shown to fail. capitalism has been shown to work, and here in the united states there is a tremendous amount of self-pity that is encouraged by the victim. one of the things in my ratio is it's the michael medved show where we're proud to say everyday i am not a victim, the idea of american victimhood suggest that our standard of living and our difficulties and our choices, it's all much lower, we can't live the kind of lives that our parents live and it's getting worse. everyone has heard this. it is nonsense. now, robert rector rodger at heritage writer in the building has done terrific work on this and i quote him extensively in the book. if you actually look at any meaningful measure of living standards in the united states, the progress under capless american, particularly since 1980, has been dazzling, has been unprecedented. the options that are available to people, the extended life
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Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
divide the opposition and cannot be awakening to attack al qaeda instead of the united states. this same strategy of dividing the opposition has actually worked before to win counterinsurgency campaigns. there have been very few counterinsurgency campaigns that have been successful in the 20th century, but the defeat of the philippine rebels after the spanish-american war at the turn of the last century, the u.s. backed greek governments defeat of the guerrillas in 1947, and the british defeated the chinese insurgency in the 1950s, all of those have the same thing in common, that they split the opposition. however, in iraq the ethnosectarian fishers are still great. and i don't think the show is over yet. in my book, "partitioning for peace," which is on, what to do about iraq, i go through so the other ethnocentric conflict in world history and find a violent sometimes as the usually always returns unless the underlying issues have been resolved, which they have in iraq. they don't have an oil law which is their bread and butter commodity so you can see the level of disagreement in
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Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
undergraduate students from all over the united states. i've been associated with this program as faculty director for about 10 years. and this is a program which is very dear to my heart. and we have consistently had some of the best, most authoritative speakers available. and cerda, this is true of juan zarate. there is a scene in the 1975 movie about the watergate invasion, all the presidents men. and there's a meeting in an underground washington garage and watch how holbrook, playing an informant known by the name of deep throat, tells robert redford playing bob warburg, the "washington post" reporter, that if he wants to find out who is responsible for the water great burglary, at democratic party headquarters, at the watergate, you should follow the money. well, we have some here today who has followed money. in his capacity as deputy assistant secretary of the treasury. and this was a job that really involves one of the most complex tasks in the antiterrorism effort. that have these people get their money, how they spend their money, and it takes a person with uncommon diligence a
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Jan 2, 2010 11:30am EST
he came to the united states and became senator from alabama and he has authored a remarkable book, it is called "when hell was in session". which is about his experiences, all those many years when this vietnamese tried to break camp here, they tried to break every betty. and it was he, admiral denton, who when forced to appear in a propaganda film, he did two things. using his eyelids he blinked out the word torture and got the word out that they were being tortured, and he said that he didn't know what was going on because he was in prison and but what everett is the government said he believed it and he supported it and that turned him even more vicious abuse. so admiral denton, congratulations. on a life of service to your country. as far as i'm concerned was way above and beyond the call of duty. we really appreciated. i would like to talk to you about some of the things you have in the book here. >> let me first say, you've served our country in many many ways, business, fbi, cia, government, and that is fair to you in the magnitude and the versatility of your service. >> se
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Jan 21, 2010 6:00am EST
14th in the united states of america and in employment growth and ranked ninth in the nation in labor force growth which means a lot of people voting and leaving the northeast or upper midwest coming to south carolina to seek opportunities. i think it's evident in the decisions of companies like boeing and google and starbucks and eddy thus to put roots in south carolina. it is evident in expansion of bmw or oscar, it is evident in the efforts of on some heroes working to grow and sustain small businesses like southern aluminum and clinton or roofing in some central or that matter donner and estherville. it's evident in a lot of different fronts. we talk about change in the way that colombia works and once again we have this land where we would like to end that we have made real changes and efforts year i thank you. for too long to many votes were not recorded in the chambers and there can be no accountability with out transparency. get niki hanly and najaf and valentine in the house and harvey in the senate led efforts to change this on the simple belief is an idea was important enou
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Jan 25, 2010 11:00pm EST
scottish medicine consortium approve the drug and it is approved in the united states but-- reports they are not recommend so to things really, with you look into this personally and see what you can do and also what we'd do-- whenever that might be to make sure the inequalities in the health system largesse? >> i appreciate what you are saying. rheumatoid arthritis is a very unfortunate condition for people to have and people are looking rightly for the best years in the best treatments that is possible for it. when a new drug comes know, people want to know if it is available to them as quickly as possible so we have changed the rules, which is the organization that confirms that the drug can be given to the national health service, so that they are obliged to move forward with the drugs that are recognized as quickly as possible. .. about the future of the service that every individual has the guarantee achievement available and i think once people know these things are available to them there will be reduction as a result of that. yes? >> primm minister, david stringer from the assoc
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Jan 12, 2010 12:00pm EST
, do you expect the united states to have at least one corridor of substantial length that's served by a japanese or a european-style high-speed railroad? >> i think it's important that first off we wait and see what is applied for. you know, obviously i can't start commenting on what we're going to do until applications come forward and are weighed, you know, graded and then approved but clearly again i think we understand the need to ensure that we have very tangible, very, you know, substantial successes. and, you know, clearly again our vision is to follow the model of what the europeans have advanced. you know, keep in mind, when when the system in spain first opened up, you know, again ms. fleming talked about how essentially they begin with one trunk line, they did. they began with their one trunk line. essentially it was six to eight trains a day run being 125 miles an hour and from that they were so successful that they incrementally made the improvements that got them to roughly 20 trains a day at speeds of 200 miles an hour. so this is going to take a buildout, you know, a b
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Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
those teams are from the united states. of course, our fairfax, virginia, team was the first one on the ground and has been actively providing service support and leadership to make sure this effort is coordinated and effective. we continue to send additional capabilities and will continue to send teams, but i believe it is now that there is a significant urban search and rescue effort underway. it is still attempting to save lives that they're still an important open window of time today, tonight, and perhaps even parts of tomorrow when we have the ability to save lives. haitian lives, american lives and the lives of partner government people that are there on the ground. we are also mounting today a major relief operation. this of course has been in planning and works since the beginning of this crisis. the united states is mounting this operation in close coronation between the fema, usaid, a number of other agencies, civilian agencies, and the department of defense that as the president noted yesterday now has the aircraft carrier, the vinson there. and that will dramatically im
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Jan 1, 2010 10:30pm EST
forgotten about. from 1893 to 1918. when the united states went to war in germany in 1917, the largest ethnic group in the country at that time were germans and guess who also were their burgers? the germans. so, you had a whole ethnic group whose rights are basically pushed aside. suddenly there was this huge anti-german hysteria in the country and drinking beer, which is what most americans drink at that point suddenly looked literally on the asiatic area to the afl at that point. people thought we needed this year for the war and hence and went on to the states about people really even thinking about it very much. congress voted on a very quickly when i'm the states and all but two of the states ratified 18th amendment. the states were rhode island and connecticut. both states had very heavy catholic population, therefore, realize that prohibition was targeted at them because the temperance movement have a very strong nativist provident sentiments behind it. >> our next stop year is the striking brick church, calvary baptist church. >> the church itself was designed. starting the pe
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Jan 31, 2010 10:45am EST
history because i feel that's the people of the united states at that moment when george bush got up before the microphone and said we must go to war than 11 took place, a terrorist act took place, and therefore we must go to work against afghanistan, while one if people are listening move history they would not immediately rushed as most americans did at that point. 80 percent of americans rushed to say yes. progress, of course, rush to say yes because that's the job of congress to say yes. whenever the president wants to go to war. and if people do some history there would not be that rush to support a work, there would not be bad acceptance of the idea we are going to war to fight terrorism. there would not be an acceptance of the idea we're going to war to bring democracy. >> , bring democracy to the whole middle east. because the people if they use of history they would know of the instances in the american past when presidents have come before the public and said, as president pulled did in 1846, with back to go into mexico to spread civilization for the mexicans were as mckinl
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Jan 16, 2010 8:00am EST
dictators but for the united states and. it was a clear attempt to try to discredit this organization. i have followed washington politics long enough to know that when top officials attack you instead of ignoring you it is because they are scared of you. the white house's attack on the group's credibility for me at that time was a clear affirmation of amnesty international integrity and power. we are talking about look bush administration but it is important to note that president obama signed the national defense authorization act that endorses another attempt by the u.s. government to conduct military commission trial. amnesty international and irene khan are once again pushing and changing the way we see human rights. in a new campaign called demand dignity amnesty international is seeking to leave poverty caused to human-rights. irene khan argues that party remains a global epidemic because it continues to be defined as an economic problem that should be addressed in foreign aid and investment. in her new book "the unheard truth: poverty and human rights," she says a
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Jan 18, 2010 1:00am EST
for the world's dictators but for the united states. it was a clear attempt to try -- officials attack you instead ignore you it is because they are scared of you. the white house attack on the group's credibility for me at that time was a clear affirmation of amnesty international's integrity and power. now, we are talking about the bush administration but it's important to note that this past wednesday president barack obama signed the national defense authorization act that in forces yet another attempt to conduct a commission trials. amnesty international and irene are once again pushing and changing the way that we see human rights. in a new campaign called demand dignity amnesty international is seeking to make poverty to human rights. irene argues that the poverty remains a global epidemic because it continues to be defined as an economic problem or and the aid and investment. why it's called the unheard truth poverty and human rights she says in powering the poor with basic rights for security and food and even health care as our only chance of a eradicating poverty. bef
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Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
the official opposition. >> president obama just announced a freeze on spending in the united states and the government raised the rates which is how fiscal stimulus in the united kingdom -- the governor of the bank of england said president obama's proposal is much more serious than the prime minister's. he couldn't think of anyone internationally who was enthusiastic about the prime minister's ideas. the third aspect of banking reform, a growing content that the only sensible banks have the ability and know-how to maintain proper supervision of the banks. the prime minister took that power from the bank of england in 1997 and created a system that failed. given countries like the united states and germany who want their banks to have more responsibility for banking supervision will the government change that policy and adopt that approach as well? >> what america has been doing is dealing with a very fragmented situation of regulation which has no fewer than eight regulators. we have rationalized the system of regulation. the organizations have the right powers within the right framewo
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